World Mental Health Day 2018: Children and Young People. Why is there a ticking time bomb?

The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. It is a topic of which I am deeply passionate, and is at the heart of my business: from delivering the 2-Day Youth Mental Health First Aid course, to research, to workshops in schools. Every generation faces … Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2018: Children and Young People. Why is there a ticking time bomb?

Exercise after a history of Eating Disorders: it’s about resetting the goal posts.

If you've struggled with eating disorders, you'll know all about that little voice: the one which is obsessed with numbers on a scale, nutritional guidelines and calorie counting. When it comes to exercise, not much changes. So often, to the mind of the person with anorexia or bulimia (or any ED that doesn't fit neatly … Continue reading Exercise after a history of Eating Disorders: it’s about resetting the goal posts.

Anxiety: from racing mind to irrational thoughts – an insider’s story.

It's the racing mind with thoughts that won't slow down. It's the compulsion to undertake lots of activities at once.   It's the claustrophobia felt when surrounded by people. It's the fear of being alone.   It's the need to escape from being indoors. It's the feeling of suffocation even when you're outside.   It's … Continue reading Anxiety: from racing mind to irrational thoughts – an insider’s story.